County Engineers Workshop

Michigan CEW

February 8-10, 2022   |   Bellaire, Michigan



County Engineers Workshop


The Michigan County Engineers' Workshop (CEW) is a workshop open to engineers, engineering consultants, public agencies, and County Road Association of Michigan associate members. At CEW, industry experts and peers present innovative ways to build, manage, and maintain roads and bridges. CEW provides an opportunity to learn about the latest research and legislation affecting the construction and maintenance of county roads and city streets. Participants will also learn about equipment, products, and services that are relevant to the needs of county and city road agencies.

CEW is a conference of the County Road Association of Michigan. It is hosted each year by the Center for Technology & Training (CTT), home of Michigan's Local Technical Assistance Program. For more information on the program and for registration information, please explore the tabs above.


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Registration for this event closed on January 30, 2022.

The event flyer lists presentations, speakers, and location details for CEW.

The registration fee includes:

  • Access to all technical sessions and networking opportunities (on-site or virtual)
  • Event handouts and other materials (hard copy or digital)
  • Food and refreshments for meals and breaks listed in the agenda for that day (if applicable; depending on participation mode)

For on-site participatioin, registration does not include accommodations although the event flyer will contain details on accommodations that are available for participants; also, please notify us in advance if you have special dietary needs. NOTE: Michigan Tech reserves the right to use any screen captures, audio recordings, or pictures taken during this event for advertising and/or instructional purposes.


CANCELLATION POLICY: No-shows and cancellations within three business days prior to the workshop or conference will be charged the full registration fee. Substitutions will be accepted.


Questions? E-mail or call (906) 487-2102.




The Michigan County Engineers' Workshop counts for instructional hours for continuing education for professional engineers. The 2022 CEW is worth 15 credit hours (noted on event flyer). The CTT's continuing education policy is available at





1. Keynote Address: Welcome from CRA of Michigan President
Fred Peivandi, PE — County Road Association of Michigan

2. CRA of Michigan Update

Denise Donohue, CRA of Michigan

Steve Puuri, PE, CRA of Michigan

3. Panel: High Water / Erosion on County Roads

Mark Timmer, Oceana CRC

Wayne Schoonover, PE, Grand Traverse CRC

Rob Falls, PE, Sanilac CRC

4. HMA Testing Equipment and Methods

Kevin Glupker, PE, SME

5. Transportation Economic Development Fund Grants Overview
Christine Zuzga, MDOT

6. FHWA Mobile Asphalt Technology Center and Outreach to Local Agencies

Leslie Myers, FHWA

7. Talking to the Public: Translating Engineering Speak

Craig Bryson, RC for Oakland County

8. HMA Rejuvenators: Effective PM or Magic Elixir?

Scott Assenmacher, PE, Asphalt Materials Inc.

TBD, Asphalt Materials Inc.

9. Alternative Methods for Conducting Speed Studies

Tim Gates, PhD PE, MSU

10. Subcomittee Reports of the Engineering Committee 

Bob Lindbeck, PE, CRA of Michigan

Awards Presentation



1. County Project Showcase: Union Pier Road

Kevin Stack, PE, Berrien County Road Dept.

2. Injection & Spray Applied Polyurethane for Infrastructure Repair

Mike Guerin, Havener Tech LLC

Jacob Rushlow, PE, City of Livonia

3. GIS Certification Mapping

Joanna Johnson, RC of Kalamazoo County

Rebekkah Ausbury, RC of Kalamazoo County

4. EGLE NextCycle and Scrap Tire Programs

Kirsten Clemens, PE, EGLE

5. Navigating Utility Permitting (What can agencies do?)

Bill Henn, Henn Lesperance PLC

6. Expectations of Authorized Public Agencies

Lindsey Ringuette, EGLE

7. Tips for Navigating NEPA Efficiently

Lane Masoud, MDOT

8. Work Zone Safety for County Roadways

Chris Brookes, MDOT



1. Concrete Pavement Rehabilitation Techniques 

Wayne Harrall, PE, Kent CRC

2. Latest News from MDOT LAP

Tracie Leix, PE, MDOT

Kelly Crannell, PE, MDOT

3. Michigan Local Project Administration and Roadsoft Development

Nick Koszykowski, Michigan LTAP

4. Utility Coordination Lessons Learned: Pushing a Rope to Build a Road

Nate Murphy, PE, Washtenaw CRC

Brian Kernstock, PE, Calhoun County Road Dept.

TBD, Fishbeck

5. Lessons Learned from Projects That Went Wrong

Matt MacDonell, PE, Washtenaw CRC

Ryan Minkus, PE, RC of Kalamazoo County

Kristine Parsons, PE, Calhoun County Road Dept.

Lance Malburg, PE, Dickinson CRC


Each year, we try to provide you with the most innovative and timely topics related to technology, training, and technical assistance. If you are presenting for us during this year's presentation, here are a few helpful tips:

  • Create an outline for your presentation. Make sure you have a clear central idea and three to four audience take-aways. This will help you create a presentation that is easy for your audience to follow.
  • Keep points simple and succinct. You're an expert, but there are many people in the audience that are new to this information.
  • Use large type, standard fonts, and strong contrast on your slides. This will guarantee that your audience will see what's most important.
  • Use simplified charts and graphs instead of tables. The finer details work best for printable charts, graphs, and tables. When you omit these details from your slides, don't worry: you can still talk about them if you feel that some of those details were helpful for context.
  • Use images where possible. And, remember: any words on your slide should not be repeating the words you are saying; otherwise, you and your slides will be redundant.
  • Use video only if it is the best or only way to communicate your point. Be sure to clip videos to the most salient sections. Your audience is there to hear you!

Please feel free to contact us at if you need assistance in constructing your presentation. We will be happy to help you!


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The links below contain the conference brochure and presenter slideshows for previous years of the County Engineers' Workshop.

For events that took place before 2012, you'll be redirected to the Michigan LTAP website.